A footpad is a robber or thief specializing in pedestrian victims. The term was used widely throughout the 16th century until the 19th century, but gradually fell out of common use. A footpad was considered a low criminal, as opposed to the riding highwaymen, who in certain cases might gain fame as well as notoriety.
The term has now fallen out of use and has, more or less, been replaced by the term "mugger."
Researchers Submit Patent Application, "Electric Motorized Skateboard with an Actuator Assembly with a Footpad and Force Sensor", for Approval
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Effect of cryo preservation on Mycobacterium leprae growth in the footpads of non-immunosuppressed mice.(SHORT REPORT)(Clinical report)
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